1. (1) WEST COAST
Were pushed all the way by Geelong but found a way to win the high quality encounter at Optus Stadium. Now have five wins in a row and a whole lot of momentum behind them.
|Last Five||SYD (W)||ADE (W)||FRE (W)||COLL (W)||GEE (W)|
|Next Five||CARL (H)||HAW (H)||?||?||?|
2. (2) BRISBANE
Made light work of the Bombers and will now look to test themselves against the premiers.
|Last Five||PA (W)||GEE (L)||GWS (W)||MELB (W)||ESS (W)|
|Next Five||RICH (A)||WB (H)||NM (A)||?|
3. (4) ST KILDA
The Saints were tested at times by the Swans before blowing them away late. Having spent the last decade in the doldrums, question marks persist.
|Last Five||CARL (W)||FRE (L)||ADE (W)||PA (W)||SYD (W)|
|Next Five||GC (A)||GEE (A)||ESS (H)||?||?|
4. (11) RICHMOND
A big statement made by the premiers against the Bulldogs, setting themselves up nicely for matches against teams 1 & 2 on the ladder.
|Last Five||MELB (W)||SYD (W)||NM (W)||GWS (L)||WB (W)|
|Next Five||BL (H)||PA (A)||GC (H)||?||?|
5. (5) PORT ADELAIDE
Made light work of the Demons on the Gold Coast, but a tricky trio of matches lie ahead.
|Last Five||BL (L)||GWS (W)||CARL (W)||STK (L)||MELB (W)|
|Next Five||WB (H)||RICH (H)||GEE (A)||?||?|
6. (9) GWS
Back to back wins has the Giants back in the mix.
|Last Five||HAW (W)||PA (L)||BL (L)||RICH (W)||GC (W)|
|Next Five||ESS (A)||SYD (A)||?||?||?|
7. (7) WESTERN BULLDOGS
All bark and no bite, the Bulldogs struggle when challenged.
|Last Five||NM (W)||CARL (L)||ESS (W)||GC (W)||RICH (L)|
|Next Five||PA (A)||BL (A)||ADE (H)||?||?|
8. (3) GEELONG
There can be a fine line between glory and despair and the Cats found the wrong side of it on Saturday night.
|Last Five||GC (W)||BL (W)||COLL (L)||FRE (W)||WCE (L)|
|Next Five||NM (H)||STK (H)||PA (H)||?||?|
9. (15) FREMANTLE
There is a lot of fight in this young Dockers team.
|Last Five||ADE (W)||STK (W)||WCE (L)||GEE (L)||COLL (W)|
|Next Five||HAW (H)||CARL (H)||?||?||?|
10. (10) ESSENDON
As well positioned as they might be for a crack at a position in the eight, the Bombers are a long way off the teams that will genuinely contend for this years premiership.
|Last Five||COLL (W)||NM (W)||WB (L)||ADE (W)||BL (L)|
|Next Five||GWS (H)||GC (A)||STK (A)||?||?|
11. (6) CARLTON
Impressive for 20 minutes in Round Nine, the Blues were completely horrible every minute afterwards.
|Last Five||STK (L)||WB (W)||PA (L)||NM (W)||HAW (L)|
|Next Five||WCE (A)||FRE (A)||?||?||?|
12. (8) COLLINGWOOD
As disappointing as the result was against the Dockers, the way it was achieved is what will rankle Nathan Buckley the most. The Magpies desire for the footy was a long way off that of their opposition.
|Last Five||ESS (L)||HAW (W)||GEE (W)||WCE (L)||FRE (L)|
|Next Five||SYD (H)||ADE (A)||MELB (A)||?||?|
13. (12) MELBOURNE
Once again shown to be a long way off the pace against quality opposition.
|Last Five||RICH (L)||GC (W)||HAW (W)||BL (L)||PA (L)|
|Next Five||ADE (A)||NM (A)||COLL (H)||?||?|
14. (16) HAWTHORN
Looked shot to ribbons after 20 minutes but broke their losing streak by winning in a canter.
|Last Five||GWS (L)||COLL (L)||MELB (L)||SYD (L)||CARL (W)|
|Next Five||FRE (A)||WCE (A)||?||?||?|
15. (17) NORTH MELBOURNE
Super impressive against the bottom placed Crows. How will they go against a team that knows how to play?
|Last Five||WB (L)||ESS (L)||RICH (L)||CARL (L)||ADE (W)|
|Next Five||GEE (A)||MELB (H)||BL (H)||?||?|
16. (14) SYDNEY
Didn’t die wondering against the Saints but the class difference was evident by the time the final siren rang.
|Last Five||WCE (L)||RICH (L)||GC (L)||HAW (W)||STK (L)|
|Next Five||COLL (A)||GWS (H)||?||?||?|
17. (13) GOLD COAST
We agree with Stuart Dew that they aren’t as bad as they were last year but they have had a pretty bad month.
|Last Five||GEE (L)||MELB (L)||SYD (W)||WB (L)||GWS (L)|
|Next Five||STK (H)||ESS (A)||RICH (A)||?||?|
18. (18) ADELAIDE
After two improved performances, the Crows saved their worst effort for the game considered their best chance to win.
|Last Five||FRE (L)||WCE (L)||STK (L)||ESS (L)||NM (L)|
|Next Five||MELB (H)||COLL (H)||WB (A)||?||?|